Originally posted on The House Of Heckle  |  Last updated 6/21/12

The above video is a play from last nights Reds-Indians game, where Carlos Santana was called safe at second base, when to the naked eye, he certainly seems to be out by a few feet. Umpire Jim Wolf made the call, and after the play motioned to short stop Zack Cozart, signaling that he had juggled the ball, which was why Santana was ruled safe. After the game, Cozart was pretty upset about the call.

“I mean, I don’t want to cause a big thing here, but it’s blatant racism like this that is tarnishing the game of baseball. I don’t know Jim Wolf, and I don’t claim to, but you’re kidding yourself if you think that the color of my skin didn’t factor into that call tonight.”

Later on, Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips was asked about the play, and upon learning of Cozart’s outburst, he showed everyone a confused face emoticon on his phone. After the gaggle of reporters surrounding him laughed, Phillips followed up his visual gesture, saying “Brandon Phillips only speaks in emoticons now.”. He then flashed a peace sign emoticon, and left the room.

Near the end of Cozart’s time with the media,he was asked if he was aware that both he and Jim Wolf were white guys. Cozart, turning fire engine red, screamed at the reporter “It’s people like you that are part of the problem!”. He then stormed into Dusty Baker’s office, where he sobbed audibly for three hours.

In related news, Carlos Santana could not be reached for comment. After catching wind of Cozart’s comments he was hospitalized, and is currently being treated for exhaustion from laughing too hard.

Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Jim Mora calls UCLA's upcoming schedule 'a complete injustice'

Tommy Tuberville returned to Auburn, lined up at Tiger Walk

WATCH: Arizona State pushes pile 20 yards on TD run

Jim McElwain still won't name Will Grier Florida's starter

Steve Smith has microfractures in back, out for Week 5

Cowboys want Brandon Weeden to attempt longer passes


Nebraska captain tells crowd 'I'm sorry we suck'

Report: Dolphins could fire some coaches if team loses to Jets

Georgia fans get #FireRicht trending on Twitter

Mark Fox paints body, wears shoulder spikes in student section

WATCH: Nick Chubb ties Herschel Walker's record

WATCH: Ohio St. WR penalized for 'throat slash' celebration

WATCH: Dabo Swinney interview awkwardly cut off

Ohio St. LB Darron Lee has message for fans after close win

WATCH: Swedish league player unties opponent's skates

Max Scherzer throws second no-hitter of the season

Ezekiel Elliott jokes he owes his OL a steak dinner

Mike Riley explains questionable pass play on third down

Torey Lovullo would be 'honored' by managerial offers

WATCH: Ohio State stops Indiana on 4th down to win game

McIlroy: Spieth, Day have made me hungry again

Jacob Coker Hits Calvin Ridley For 50-Yard TD

Sideline reporter stunned by Bama's 'new technology'

There is reason for cautious optimism with the Raiders

Nick Saban’s has personal umbrella holder with him

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Rick Pitino and the shadows that never leave

Chad Johnson ... Steelers kicker?

Flacco deserves more from the Ravens

Time for Neymar's Barcelona

Seth Rollins, WWE depth, Divas and winning

Madison Keys and the future of women’s tennis

Most underrated games in NFL Week 4

What to watch in CFB Week 5

Starter strategies for final, tie-breaker and wild card games

Five outrageous predictions for NFL Week 4

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker